Quatuor Modigliani

String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux
Violin
Loïc Rio
Violin
Laurent Marfaing
Viola
François Kieffer
Cello
"When playing in a quartet, one of the most important things is to respect all the individual personalities of each member; they are part of the identity of the group."
Loïc Rio / Quatuor Modigliani, Februar 2019
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Biography

The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which was founded in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series. It was a special honor for the quartet to be the first string quartet ever performing in the big hall of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2017.
In season 2019/20, the quartet will be touring in North America and Asia; in Europe they will be performing e.g. at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Prinzregententheater Munich, Konzerthus Stockholm, Konzerthaus Vienna or at the LAC Lugano. Further afield, they will make appearances at festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad or Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.

Since its formation, the Quatuor Modigliani has been enjoying to perform bigger chamber music works, which is how the quartet has built true artistic friendships with other musicians such as e.g. Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Beatrice Rana or Renaud Capuçon. In 2019/20, such concert highlights will be performances with Christian Zacharias in Evian or a tour throughout Europe with the Schubert Octet, together with Sabine Meyer i.a.

In 2014, the Quatuor Modigliani became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich, after a pause of thirteen years. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and Quatuor Modigliani achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized summer musical events.

The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 9 CDs, all awarded prizes and receiving international critical acclaim. Their last album, “Portraits”, which was published in January 2019, was featured in the bestseller list 2-2019 (category chamber music) at the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”. “Each single one of the works is shining in a new light and at the same time, in each one, this brilliant ensemble is celebrating itself in a breathtaking stylistic confidence”, says Eleonore Büning in the jury justification.
„One of today’s best quartets in the world... Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.”Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Quatuor Modigliani is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and will be organizing the Bordeaux International Competition including a festival and various masterclasses from this season onwards.

Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Quatuor Modigliani plays on four outstanding Italian instruments:


Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Loïc Rio plays a 1780 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani,
François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.


The Quatuor Modigliani also thanks SPEDIDAM for its help.

2019 / 2020
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2020 / 2021
Programme I

Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, K 458 ”Hunt”
Bartók: String Quartet  No. 5, Sz 102
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)

Programme II

Marc Anthony Turnage: New String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
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Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
or Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

Programme III: Souvenir de Florence
with Veronika Hagen (Viola) & Clemens Hagen (Cello)
December 12th - 17th 2020

Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat major, K 160
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
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Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence”

Schubert Project
with Beatrice Rana (Piano)

Programme I
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
String Quintet in C major, Op. 163 D 956 (1828)
Programme II
Piano Quintet, Op. 114 posth. D 667 ”The Trout”
String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)
or String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

2019 / 2020

Schedule

24.09.2019
19:30 Uhr
Trondheim, NO / Vår Frue Church / Our Lady Church
Quatuor Modigliani
25.09.2019
19:30 Uhr
Trondheim, NO / Freemasons Hall
Quatuor Modigliani, Thomas Hoppe
26.09.2019
18:00 Uhr
Trondheim, NO / Stiftsgården / Royal Palace
Quatuor Modigliani, Sharon Bezaly, Tanja Tetzlaff
28.09.2019
18:00 Uhr
Trondheim, NO / Trøndelag Folk Museum
Quatuor Modigliani
03.10.2019
19:30 Uhr
Grillon (Vaucluse), FR / Concerts de Poche
Quatuor Modigliani
05.10.2019
20:00 Uhr
Hohenems, AT / Markus-Sittikus-Saal
Quatuor Modigliani, Frank Braley, Laurène Durantel
06.10.2019
11:00 Uhr
Hohenems, AT / Markus-Sittikus-Saal
Quatuor Modigliani, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sabine Meyer
19.10.2019
19:00 Uhr
Jūrmala, LV / Dzintari Concert Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
26.10.2019
20:00 Uhr
Pornic, FR / Salle de la Ria Casino
Quatuor Modigliani
07.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
El Cajon, CA, US / Samuel Ciccati Theatre at Cuyamaca College
Quatuor Modigliani
08.11.2019
20:00 Uhr
Costa Mesa, CA, US / Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Samueli Theatre
Quatuor Modigliani
09.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
San Jose, CA, US / San José State University School of Music and Dance
Quatuor Modigliani, Jon Nakamatsu
10.11.2019
15:00 Uhr
Carmel, CA, US / Sunset Center Theatre
Quatuor Modigliani
12.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
Houston, TX, US / Stude Concert Hall/Rice University
Quatuor Modigliani
13.11.2019
19:00 Uhr
Washington, DC, US / Evermay Estate
Quatuor Modigliani
14.11.2019
20:00 Uhr
Boston, MA, US / Harvard Music Association
Quatuor Modigliani
15.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
Burlington, VT, US / Recital Hall -Southwick Music Bldg. University of Vermont
Quatuor Modigliani
16.11.2019
20:00 Uhr
Columbus, OH, US / Southern Theatre
Quatuor Modigliani
17.11.2019
16:00 Uhr
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, US / St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
Quatuor Modigliani
01.12.2019
17:00 Uhr
Castres, FR / Théatre Municipal
Quatuor Modigliani
08.12.2019
19:00 Uhr
Stadthagen, DE / Schloß Stadthagen
Quatuor Modigliani, Anneleen Lenaerts
09.12.2019
20:15 Uhr
Amsterdam, NL / Concertgebouw
Quatuor Modigliani, Anneleen Lenaerts
11.12.2019
20:00 Uhr
Gauting, DE / “Bosco” Kulturhaus
Quatuor Modigliani, Anneleen Lenaerts
22.12.2019
11:30 Uhr
London, GB / Wigmore Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
14.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Stuttgart, DE / Liederhalle
Quatuor Modigliani
18.01.2020
17:30 Uhr
Paris, FR / Philharmonie 2 (Cité de la Musique)
Quatuor Modigliani
21.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Berlin, DE / Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt
Quatuor Modigliani
31.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Yverdon-les-Bains, CH / Le Château
Quatuor Modigliani
01.02.2020
20:30 Uhr
Lugano, CH / LAC, Lugano Arte e Cultura
Quatuor Modigliani
02.02.2020
18:00 Uhr
Luzern, CH / Sammlung Rosengart
Quatuor Modigliani
03.02.2020
Nancy, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani
11.02.2020
19:30 Uhr
Liestal, CH / Stadtkirche
Quatuor Modigliani
13.02.2020
20:00 Uhr
Grünwald, DE / August-Everding-Saal
Quatuor Modigliani
15.02.2020
16:00 Uhr
Stockholm, SE / Stockholms Konserthus: Grünewald Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
22.02.2020
Frederiksdal, lolland, DK /
Quatuor Modigliani
23.02.2020
19:30 Uhr
Århus, DK / Musikhuset
Quatuor Modigliani
25.02.2020
19:30 Uhr
Aalborg, DK / Musikkens Hus
Quatuor Modigliani
09.03.2020
Nantes, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani, Anastasia Kobekina
10.03.2020
19:30 Uhr
Bilbao, ES / Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao
Quatuor Modigliani, Nicholas Angelich
16.03.2020
20:00 Uhr
Ruse, BG / Theatre Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
18.03.2020
20:30 Uhr
Avignon, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani, Sayaka Shoji, Nicholas Angelich
19.03.2020
Monaco, MCO /
Quatuor Modigliani, Sayaka Shoji, Nicholas Angelich
29.03.2020
Tongyeong I, KR / Tongyeong Concert Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
30.03.2020
Tongyeong, KR /
Quatuor Modigliani

Discography

Portraits
Felix Mendelssohn
4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81: III. Capriccio. Andante con moto

Sergei Rachmaninoff
String Quartet No. 1: III. Scherzo

Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi, SC. 65

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26: II. Intermezzo

Fritz Kreisler
String Quartet in A Minor: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo, con spirito

Samuel Barber
String Quartet, Op. 11: II. Adagio

Franz Schubert
5 Minuets, D. 89: No. 3

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet on the Theme 'B-la-F': III. Serenata alla spagnola. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36a: II. Polka

Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett

Roman Hoffstetter
String Quartet in F Major, Hob.III:17: II. Andante Cantabile

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c: III. Presto

Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Leroy Anderson

Schumann
Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41

Dvořák - Bartók - Dohnányi
Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, "American"

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, SZ 67

Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 33

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1

Musique Française
Claude Debussy
String Quartet, Op. 10

Camille Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet

Intuition
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
String Quartet No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 6, K 159

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 4, D46

Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet, Op. 34
Two Songs, Op. 91

Jean-Frédérice Neuburger - Piano
Andrea Hill - Soprano

Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 13
String Quartet, Op. 80
Capriccio, Op. 81

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, "Sunrise"
String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3, "Rider"
String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1

Schumann - Wolf - Mendelssohn
Robert Schumann
String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1

Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade for String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 44 No. 1

nascor, 2006

Videos

Mendelssohn: Quartet op. 13 n°2 - Presto
Schubert: Quartett n°12 "Quartett-Satz"
Following the Modigliani Quartet during their last US tour 2018

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Ellen Bäuerle
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713